(ready to leave three Flags, our boat on the car)
Wow, the weather is nice and we are in a Florida State Park. On Lake Griffin, one of the fresh water lakes for Bass fishing. When I was younger I knew a few preachers in North Carolina, who loved to fish, and their vacations were spent right here. It is a 12 hour drive from home.
(Sherry outside our new home)
Florida is full of lakes and sports fishing is a big thing here. Us? We fish to eat not for sport. If we catch a Bass or catfish, they go into a great fish stew Sherry makes. BUT we prefer the Crappie. Next to Halibut and Flounder we think it is the best fried fish going.
(Our first time with this boat in the water, we will use the trolling motor)
I hope we can catch some this week. Juanita and Wayne Carter are camping here with us this week. It is always great to visit with them. If the wind dies down we will enjoy a campfire or two.
It is hard to find an alligator this time of the year, but if the sun come out maybe a few will come out and I can talk Sherry into getting a small one. This will be the first year I won’t say to her, “Honey, how about getting that one for Sonny, he wants one.” We seldom see baby alligators. The only ones I remember were in a ditch around a cane field. They were cute about two feet long. I wanted one But Sherry was afraid the mama was close and wouldn’t get it for me.
True story: When I was in the USAF I went to supply go get some parts. The Airman there had just come off leave; he had been home to Louisiana. He had a little alligator on his desk about a foot long and was feeding him. Beside the gator was a yellow pencil with a gold oak leaf on it (Insignia of a Major).
“Tom, what in the world are you doing?”
“Brung dis little feller north frum home, I’m teaching the little sucker to hate majors,” he picked up the pencil and began to tap the gator, “When he grows up I gonna loose ‘em tru de majors behind door to his office,” then he cackled a big Cajun laugh and filled my order.
Life was good on that site, Kirksville, Mo. We just passed there a few months ago and it is now an FAA site. Great country, Missouri.
Thanks for coming this way
PS: Things that were said when this car was new:
'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?
It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a